Curzon 1976 Batch sent in this message :
“We lost a dear friend”
and they forwarded a message from Ajay Nanda’s family
With profound grief and sorrow, we inform you that our beloved father, Ajay Nanda, has left for his heavenly abode today on 19th july due to a clot in brain.
A kind and loving son, husband and father & an brother like friend.
Ajay Nanda : Curzon 1969 -1976
Sportsman and an excellent cricketer. Classic spinner.
His name is on the cricket eleven board for 1976.
Pics are attached. In fact there is a pic attached of Curzon 1975 with the cock house.
Always in our Hearts. We request friends and family to keep him in their prayers.
Ajay Nanda – a spirited Cottonian.
The first thing that struck you upon seeing Ajay was his brilliant smile. It reached his eyes and lit up his face. He retained that right through.
A good looking lad, friendly and of good disposition he befriended all his classmates and had a opinion to offer on a variety of subjects.
Had a precocious streak which made him wise beyond his years as a young boy and he always spoke with astuteness on relationships and worldly matters.
A good all around Sportman.
An extraordinarily talented cricketer he played for the School 1st Elevens for 2 years, a difficult achievement as it meant you were better than many seniors. He was equally adept with Bat and Ball along with being a brilliant fielder.
He remained in touch with all of us, his batchmates and the Delhiites used to meet him regularly over a evening of
merrymaking until the pandemic.Our deepest condolences to his family members.
He will be missed by all of us whose lives he touched.
– on behalf of the Batch of 1976
It’s been 45 years since we finished 6th form and walked out the schools gates. 45 years may seem, and is, a long time. Yet, when a batchmate leaves, time disappears and you go back to where you were, oh so long ago. We were both Curzonians, we opened the batting for the house team, he opened for the school elevens, while I came in 1 down. He was by far the best batsman of our time. I can still get the smell of school as I watch from the pavilion Nanda hitting his pads with the bat, as he makes his way to the crease.
His innings has now come to an end.
My condolences to the family. Loss is never easy, it was never meant to be. It’s full of great memories, and painful ones. Of time spent and time lost. Of things done, others forgotten and discarded along they way. The certainty, that which has gone will not come again. Its as you delve among these memories that will find solace. It is not going to be easy, yet slowly but surely you will find your way as you plan and go forward with your lives. I wish you well.
The last we met, we felt live would never end. Everything lay ahead of us. Now 45 years later, I find I have lost an old friend. Where ever you are, wherever you’re going. Travel safe, go in peace.
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